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RICHARDS

William B. Richards (1782-1864) was born in PA. He was married to Prudence Seller of Philadelphia and they were blessed with 11 children. He next married Rosana Filer (1797-1864) in Harrison County, WV in 1823 and fathered 11 more children. They moved to Wabash, Indiana in 1840.

Amaziah Lafayette Richards was the fifth child of Amaziah & Rosana. He was born in OH and moved with his family to IN. Amaziah or A.L. Richards (1834-1900) married Rhoda Cansada Banister (1836-1905) in Wabash County, IN in 1854. They moved first to Tama County, Iowa and then on to Mead Twp, Merrick County, NE to be neighbors of the Shivelys (friends from the east) on a homestead in 1872. They had eight children.

Elizabeth Richards (1855-1931) - John Anderson (1855-?)
Indiana Violet Richards (1857-1921) - Thomas A. Shively (1848-1927)
Nancy A. Richards (1861-1953) - Benjamin Franklin Sowl (1856-1918)
John William Richards (1863-1906) - Katy May Shay (1872-?)
Jehu (Jay) Richards (1866-1956) - Daisy Joslin (1875-1916)
spacerm2 - Ethel Betts (1879-1968)
Willis Richards (1868-1949) - Laura Lake (1875-1928)
Laura Richards (1872-1948) - William Francis (Frank) Williams (1863-1935)
Charles Richards (1874-1894)

Lucy E. Shively (dau of Indiana Violet & TA Shively) married Charles A. Miller, had one daughter, Lois June (Miller Lindholm) Dawson. Lois is currently involved in research for the SHIVELY & the RICHARDS families.
Happy to share records & memories. Submitter: Lois Dawson (Deceased)

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RUDOLF

Descendants of Carl Fredrick Rudolf

Generation No. 1

1. CARL FREDRICK2 RUDOLF (MR.1) was born 1836 in Germany, and died January 02, 1912 in Midland Township, Merrick Co, NE. He married PHILLIPINE "PIENE" SPLITTSOESTER 1860 in Germany. She was born May 28, 1840 in Germany last name could be Sjelstoed, and died December 06, 1928 in Midland Township, Merrick Co, NE.

Children of CARL RUDOLF and PHILLIPINE SPLITTSOESTER are:

i.

ANNA MARIE3 RUDOLF, d. 1915, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE;
m. ALBERT BERGER.

2.

ii.

WILLIAM CARL RUDOLF, b. September 15, 1863, Frankenburg or Zukow (Suchow) Pommern, Germany; d. October 18, 1944, Grand Island, NE. May be born May 1866.

3.

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AGUSTA M. RUDOLF, b. December 1867, Germany.

4.

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CARL FREDERICK RUDOLF II, b. 1870; d. Alive in 1944.

5.

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OTTO RUDOLF, b. May 09, 1871, Zukow, Pommerania, Germany; d. May 21, 1965, Coolidge Rest Home, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE.

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FRANK RUDOLF, b. May 09, 1874, Germany; d. April 23, 1922, St. Francis Hospital, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE. Could be 1923.

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MARIE "MARY" L. RUDOLF, b. January 03, 1876, Germany; d. April 25, 1952, General Hospital, York, NE.
She immigrated in 1894 and married Herman 1898 - he had 2 children by previous marriage.

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EMIL GUSTAVE RUDOLF, b. May 11, 1877, Pommeran, Germany; d. January 09, 1960, Central City, Merrick Co, NE.

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PAUL RUDOLF, b. 1883, Germany; d. __ Lived in Alaska.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM CARL3 RUDOLF (CARL FREDRICK2, MR.1) was born September 15, 1863 in Frankenburg or Zukow (Suchow) Pommern, Germany, and died October 18, 1944 in Grand Island, Hall, NE. May be born May 1866.
He married ANNA MARIE MUCHOW May 30, 1890 in Archer, Merrick, NE daughter of KARL MUCHOW and WILHELMIENE DAHL. She was born June 05, 1869 in Malcomb, McDonough County, IL. Obit. has year as 1870, and died April 17, 1958 in Phillips, Hamilton Co, NE.
Children of WILLIAM RUDOLF and ANNA MUCHOW are:

i.

INFANT4 RUDOLF.

ii.

INFANT RUDOLF

iii.

INFANT RUDOLF

iv.

INFANT RUDOLF

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EMIL CARL RUDOLF, b. August 24, 1891, near Palmer, NE. Maybe 1892 for birth year; d. March 21, 1953, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE;
m. BESSIE ELIZABETH WALTERS, November 11, 1912, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE. Obituary says date November 12, 1912; b. July 11, 1891, Angus or Rippy, Iowa; d. October 02, 1970, Omaha, Douglas Co, NE.

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GEORGE HENRY RUDOLF, b. January 27, 1896, Home of W.C. Rudolf at Palmer, Merrick Co, NE; d. January 03, 1979, Central City, Merrick Co, NE at hospital;
m. LOUISE WILHELMINA ZAMZOW, February 17, 1921, Archer, Merrick Co, NE; b. May 05, 1895, Archer, Merrick Co, NE; d. Jan 14, 1985, Central City, Merrick Co, NE.

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JOHN WILLIAM RUDOLF, b. November 25, 1898, on farm of W.C. Rudolf near Palmer, Merrick Co, NE; d. April 20, 1994, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE;
m. META A. DONCHESKE, December 16, 1925, Lutheran Church at Palmer, Merrick Co, NE; b. April 17, 1900, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE.

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MERNA MARIE RUDOLF, b. November 10, 1902, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE; d. April 04, 1940, Worms, Merrick Co, NE;
m. EARNEST WALTER THEDE, March 14, 1926, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE; b. September 01, 1903, St Libory; Howard, NE  d. June 14, 1980, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE.

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MINNIE LOUISE RUDOLF, b. September 06, 1905, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE; d. March 28, 1990, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE;
m. HENRY ALBERT SUCK, February 11, 1931, Archer Zion United Methodist Church, Archer, Merrick Co, Nebraska; b. March 03, 1902, near Grand Island, Hall Co, NE; d. October 27, 1964, Grand Island, Hall Co, Nebraska.

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WILLIAM "BILL" ALBERT RUDOLF, b. October 22, 1908, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE d. September 24, 1988, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE;
m. LUCILLE ANNA BAUMANN, May 07, 1937, Grand Island, Hall, NE; b. April 22, 1913, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE; d. June 25, 1984, Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE.

3. AGUSTA M.3 RUDOLF (CARL FREDRICK2, MR.1) was born December 1867 in Germany. She married HENRY J. BOEHL 1887, son of JOHN BOEHL and MARY. He was born February 1864 in Nebraska.
Children of AGUSTA RUDOLF and HENRY BOEHL are:

i.

JOHN4 BOEHL, b. January 1889, Nebraska.

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FRIEDA BOEHL, b. May 1890, Nebraska.

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METHA BOEHL, b. June 1894, Nebraska.

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FRANK BOEHL, b. February 1896, Nebraska.

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MARY BOEHL, b. May 1899, Nebraska.

4. CARL FREDERICK3 RUDOLF II (CARL FREDRICK2, MR.1) was born 1870, and died in __ Alive in 1944.
He married (1) MILDRED. She was born 1897.
He married (2) EMILIA OSTEICK 1908. She was born 1875.
Children of CARL RUDOLF and EMILIA OSTEICK are:

i.

MARTHA4 RUDOLF.

ii.

OTTO CARL RUDOLF, b. 1897; d. 1913, Merrick County, NE. Buried with grand parents Otto and Piene.

iii.

ARTHUR FREDRICK RUDOLF, b. September 16, 1905, Archer, Merrick Co, NE. Could be 1906; d. 1989; m. EDNA A. ZLOMKE, June 16, 1930; b. April 04, 1908, Duff, NE.

5. OTTO3 RUDOLF (CARL FREDRICK2, MR.1) was born May 09, 1871 in Zukow, Pommerania, Germany, and died May 21, 1965 in Coolidge Rest Home, Palmer, Merrick County, NE.
He married BERTHA TEMPLIN July 28, 1896 in Ithica, Saunders County, NE, daughter of AUGUST TEMPLIN and HERNENA RUCK. She was born December 23, 1875 in Belgart or Belgrade, Germany. Could be born 1878, & died June 15, 1952 in Hastings, Adams Co, NE.
Children of WILLIAM RUDOLF and ANNA MUCHOW are:

i.

MARTHA4 RUDOLF, d. Died at age three.

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METHA MARY RUDOLF, b. 1897, Palisade, CO. Donna Hawk has Nebraska; d. 1923;
m. (1) WILLAM RETZLAFF;
m. (2) WILLIAM "WILLIE" RETZLAFF, July 04, 1917, Archer, Merrick Co, NE; b. February 1884, NE.

iii.

ERNEST O. RUDOLF, b. March 10, 1900, Merrick Co, NE;
m. MARTHA BRUNS, December 01, 1928, Grand Island, Hall, NE.

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ALBERT P. RUDOLF, b. December 29, 1905, Merrick Co, NE; d. 1966;
m. ESTHER A. ZLOMKE, October 22, 1930; b. June 23, 1912; d. 1983.

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ANNA "ANNIE" B. RUDOLF, b. 1907; d. lives in Grand Island or maybe Palmer;
m. EDWARD SUCK.

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HARRY G. RUDOLF, b. April 07, 1913, Palmer, NE; d. January 25, 1985, Omaha, Douglas County, NE. Buried at Palmer;
m. (1) LUCILLE RETZLAFF, May 07, 1941; d. ___ Lived in Central City, NE;
m. (2) LUCILLE MARGERY RETZLAFF, May 07, 1941, Archer, Merrick County, NE; b. Abt. 1921, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE.

6. FRANK3 RUDOLF (CARL FREDRICK2, MR.1) was born May 09, 1874 in Germany, and died April 23, 1922 in St. Francis Hospital, Grand Island, Hall County, NE. Could be 1923.
He married LOUISE RUDOLF February 13, 1902 in Archer, Merrick Co, NE, daughter of FREDERICK RUDOLF and HENRIETTA BUSZ. She was born July 28, 1868 in Pommeran, Germany, and died May 13, 1931 in St. Francis Hospital, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE.
Children of FRANK RUDOLF and LOUISE RUDOLF are:

i.

ALSSIMNI LOUISE4 RUDOLF, b. November 19, 1902, Merrick Co, NE

ii.

MABEL MARIE RUDOLF, b. October 20, 1904, Archer, Merrick Co, NE; d. January 16, 1981, Chapman, Merrick, NE;
m. CLARENCE LEONARD STOUT, January 20, 1925, Council Bluffs, IA; b. June 05, 1900, Fremont, Dodge County, NE; d. September 11, 1970, Chapman, Merrick, NE.

iii.

RAYMOND FRANZ RUDOLF, b. September 17, 1906, Archer, Merrick Co, NE; d. June 28, 1995.

iv.

LEONARD RUDOLF, b. November 04, 1911, Merrick Co, NE;
m. LEILA LEWIS, February 22, 1939, Christian parsonage, Grand Island, Hall County, NE; b. Mason City.

v.

LAWRENCE RUDOLF, b. October 03, 1914, Merrick Co, NE;
m. EVELYN PEARL ESTES, September 20, 1941, NE.

7. MARIE "MARY" L.3 RUDOLF (CARL FREDRICK2, MR.1) was born January 03, 1876 in Germany, and died April 25, 1952 in General Hospital, York, NE She immigrated in 1894 and married Herman 1898 - he had 2 children by previous marriage.
She married HERMANN AUGUST FECHTNER March 30, 1899 in Central City, Howard Co (should be Merrick County), NE, son of LOUIS FLETCHER and JULIA WILL. He was born October 04, 1861 in Kolberg, Pamern, Germany, and died March 29, 1932 in Palmer, Merrick Co, NE.
Children of MARIE RUDOLF and HERMANN FECHTNER are:

i.

ALBEAN4 FECHTNER, d. lived in Detroit, Michigan in 1952, in Lyman Ne in 1932.

ii.

SELMA M. FECHTNER, b. July 19, 1901, Palmer, Merrick Co, NE; d. March 04, 1960, Aurora, Hamilton, NE;
m. JOHN H. ECKERT, June 02, 1920, Grand Island, Hall Co, NE; b. 1897; d. 1967, lived in Fullerton, Nance, NE.

iii.

RUTH FECHTNER, b. Lives in California; d. lived in York, NE in 1952;
m. ALBERT MERRICK.

iv.

MARTHA FECHTNER, d. lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1952;
m. GLEN DEKRAKER.

8. EMIL GUSTAVE3 RUDOLF (CARL FREDRICK2, MR.1) was born May 11, 1877 in Pommeran, Germany, and died January 09, 1960 in Central City, Merrick Co, NE.
He married ANNA F. WILDT April 26, 1903 in Imperial, NE daughter of CARL WILDT. She was born August 25, 1879 in Germany, and died July 28, 1956 in St. Paul Hospital, St. Paul, Howard Co, NE.
Children of EMIL RUDOLF and ANNA WILDT are:

i.

HARVEY GUSTAVE4 RUDOLF, b. January 27, 1907; d. May 30, 1992.

ii.

EMMA J. RUDOLF, b. 1904; d. 1995; m. OTTO BAUMEISTER.

Submitted by Larry Murphy <larrylmurphy@home.com> Sep 2000

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